A quick history quiz for the weekend: only six recent Prime Ministers have not subsequently taken a seat in the House of Lords. Who are the six? … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring the former Labour Member of Parliament (1983-2015) and Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. He succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister in 2007 and held the post until losing the 2010 general election.
His time as Prime Minister is expertly covered in Brown at 10.
Having a former Mayor locked in a disabled toilet whilst journalists shout questions through the door about what he thought of the younger Hitler might, you think, be the most absurdly farcical moment Labour was able to conjure up last week. … Read the full post »
Four-fifths of Labour’s 1937 local elections slogan seem to have aged pretty well. But whatever happened to lidos? … Read the full post »
Yvette Cooper’s bid for the Labour Party leadership is starting to remind me of Gordon Brown’s in 2007. Both started in a very strong position, both had people questioning whether they really knew what they wanted to do, … … Read the full post »
Labour must not repeat the mistake of 2010 and make only last-minute plans for the possibility of entering a coalition after the May election, Lord Mandelson has warned. … Read the full post »
Quite how traumatic the events of Black Wednesday were to the Conservative Party’s reputation are easy to overlook nearly twenty-five years on, but until then the century had seen four full-scale financial crises rocking the country’s economy – and every one had taken place under a Labour government. … Read the full post »
Talking at the Fabian Society’s conference today, I pointed out that the past is not always a helpful guide to the political future. … Read the full post »
The recent Twitter-flirtation between Nick Clegg and Ed Balls was in itself not hugely significant, even if it was a welcome burst of public banter… … Read the full post »
Ouch: voters rate Gordon Brown as more trustworthy than Ed Miliband. Not good news at all for the current Labour leader. … Read the full post »
Andrew Adonis’s account of the days after the public voted in a hung Parliament in 2010 have already received a rightful savaging by Andrew Stunell. … Read the full post »